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George Washington Lay (July 26, 1798 - October 21, 1860) was a U.S. Representative from New Yorkmarker.

Born in Catskill, New Yorkmarker, Lay pursued classical studies and was graduated from Hamilton College at Clinton, New Yorkmarker, in 1817.He studied law.He was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Batavia, New Yorkmarker, in 1820.Treasurer of Genesee County, New Yorkmarker from 1825 to 1831.

Lay was elected as an Anti-Masonic candidate to the Twenty-third Congress and reelected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1833-March 3, 1837).He served as member of the state assembly in 1840.Charge D'Affaires to Sweden from May 12, 1842, to October 29, 1845.He died in Batavia, New Yorkmarker, October 21, 1860.He was interred in Batavia Cemetery.

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